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Federalist and Democratic-Republican

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A.P. U.S. History

Federalist and Democratic- Republican both believed in having rulers that were best qualified for the job, and both parties wanted alliances that they could trust. However both political parties had different views on how they wanted their economy structured. Federalist party an Democratic- Republic contained different view of the Constitution. The feeling that Jefferson had towards extension of Democracy was very different from the feelings of Hamilton. Therefore their views divided the government.

Both political parties had different views on how they wanted their economy structured. Hamiltonian Federalist advocated a strong central government with power to crush democratic excesses like Shay’s Rebellion, protect the lives and estates of the wealthy, subordinate the sovereignty –loving states, and promote foreign trade. Jeffersonian Democratic-Republicans was more relaxed in appearance, lacking personal aggressiveness, weak-voiced, and unable to deliver a rabble- rousing speech, Jefferson was a good leader but he couldn’t drive the people. Democratic-Republicans believed in freedom of speech and freedom of press. Whereas the

Federalist highly apposed so Hamilton restricted the freedom of press and speech. The Federalist wanted the government to foster business, concentration of wealth in interest of capitalistic enterprise, which means their main focus was on helping the rich get richer. Mean while the Democratic –Republic didn’t have any special favors for business, they preferred agriculture. Jefferson felt he should focus on the lower and middle classes and that the needed.

Federalist party had a different view of the constitution then the Democratic – Republic. Jeffersonian party had a strict interpretation of the Constitution. But the Hamiltonians were more relaxed on their interpretation of the constitution. Thomas Jefferson was an advocate for the people, well not all the people, but those who were...

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